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GODZILLA 


1985 


A TOHO EIGA PRODUCTION 
Released through 
TOHO COMPANY, LTD. 


AMERICAN VERSION 

Third Draft - July 16, 1985 



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GODZILLA : 
1985 


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TITLE SEQUENCE 

TOHO COMPANY, LIMITED Presen 
A TOHO EIGA Production 
THE RETURN OF GODZILLA 
Executive Producer 
Screenplay by 
Special Effects by 
Directed by 
Starring 


(needs additions) 
ts 


TOMOYUKI TANAKA 
SHUICHI NAGAHARA 
TERUYOSHI NAKANO 
KOJI HASHIMOTO 
KEIJU KOBAYASHI 
KEN TANAKA 
. YASUKO SAWAGUCHI 
SHIN TAKUMA 
TETSUYA TAKEDA 
YOSUKE NATSUKI 


2 NARRATIVE TITLE 

100 MILES SOUTH OF TOKYO 

3 FISHING BOAT FIFTH YAHATA-MARU - BRIDGE - EVENING 

The boat is rolling, waves splashing over windshield. 
The captain giving orders; the boatswain at the helm. 

CAPTAIN V. 0. 

Hold it steady. Hold it steady. 

CAPTAIN 

(looks back, calls) 

Ken! Are you all right? 

A young man in life jacket is standing in the corner - 
KEN OKUMURA, 22. 


KEN 


Yeah, I'm okay 


CONT'd 



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Cont ' d . 


r he wave washing the rolling deck, 
he boatswain clings to the helm. 


f ' BOATSWAIN 
CaptaijTr*^I ’ m losing control. 
The current keeps changing. 


CAPTAIN 

What's wrong? 

BOATSWAIN 

It's not responding. 

CAPTAIN 

What's our position? 

* BOATSWAIN 

We're adrift. 

BOATSWAIN V. 0. 

The helm isn't responding at all. 


CAPTAIN V. 0. 
We're gonna run aground. 
Watch the reefs! 



BOATSWAIN V. 0. 
We're gonna capsize! 

We're gonna capsize for sure! 


Ken's eyes widen. 


FISHING BOAT - RADIO ROOM - EVENING 
A radioman seated at the console. 

May-day! ^Sa-Har 
FS&h Yahata-Maru.. May-Day! ****£& 
May-Day! Do you read me, over? 




FISHING BOAT BRIDGE - EVENING 


Th.e ship rolling and pitching. 

Ken crosses to the window, looks out. 

The mid-section of the island begins to heave with a flash 
of light. 

Ken reacts in amazement. 

With a series of lightning-like flashes, a huge rock rises 
from the island. 

The ship violently rolls. The captain, the boatswain and 
Ken scream as they are thrown to the floor. 



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6 INT. HOUSE BEDROOM - NIGHT 

The room is very dark, lit only by moonlight filtering 
through a set of Venetian blinds. The sounds of restless 
sleep are HEARD. CAMERA PANS to reveal a book entitled 
"CAIRO VIA TOKYO by Martin, a photo of a man standing next 
to a Japanese official. We PAN across to the end of a 
small table and rest on a curious hand-carved ivory 
talisman in the shape of a dragon's head. 

CLOSE SHOT: The eyes of a MAN suddenly open wide, in terror. 
Beads of cold sweat slide down from his forehead as his eyes 
dart back and forth searching for the source of his fear. 

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WIDE SHOT: A bedroom. Where, we don't know. We cannot see 
who it was that fell asleep at the typewriter. Dense shadows 
rake across the room. A long SIGH can be heard, the man 
relaxes. He raises his arm to wipe his face. 

CLOSE SHOT: The eyes are relaxed now; no longer filled with 
terror. But now they are tired - tired of the nightmares 
that should have stopped long ago but somehow always manage 
to return. 

CLOSE UP: ANOTHER SIGH, and the eyes look to their left. 

Over his shoulder we see a window in front of which is the 
small table. PUSH IN to see the talisman. 

7 OCEAN - DAY 

The sea is calm under the blue sky. 

A yacht is sailing - a suntanned young man is aboard - 
GORO MAKI, 27, a TOTO PRESS reporter from Oshima Island. 

A radio can be HEARD. 

FEMALE NEWSCASTER (V. 0.) 

Updating our earlier report on last 
nights J.Uu 1 storm;/the 

extent of damages and injuries is 
still risin$/and officials expect 
losses to be in the millions/as 
regional reports continue to'come in./ 

Among the greatest concerns/is the ' 
fate of the 77-ton fishing boat/ 

QBBfc Yahata-maru^'from Port Masaki 
with twenty-two crewmembers aboard/ 

The craft was reported to have lost 
contact near Daikoku Island, located 
at the southern tip of the Izu Islands./ 

That ship is still missing... 

Maki finds a drifting boat, no one on deck. 


CONT’d. 



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Cont ' d . . 

MAKI 

(over newscaster) 

Ahoy! Is anyone there? 

FEMALE NEWSCASTER V. 0. 

The total number of small craftl 
involved is unknown. Fifteen 
fatalities have been confirmed and 
officials fear the actual loss of 
lives could be far greater. 

Further updates will be broadcast as 
they become available... 

Maki holds camera, releases shutter, switches off radio. 

He lowers sail, moves to the fishing boat. 

FISHING BOAT - BRIDGE 

Maki on board. 

MAKI 

(back to camera) 

Hello. Hello. 

Maki enters the deserted bridge - machines and equipment, 

even solid windshield, are destroyed. 

Maki in bewilderment, picks up a flashlight and goes down 

the stairs. 

FISHING BOAT - RADIO ROOM 


Maki walks down the stairs and into the radioroom. 


RADIO V. 0. 

This is coastguard cutter, Sakuma, 
calling Yahata-Maru, ^ 

Coastguard Sakuma, calling I**tefe* 
/Yahata-Maru, come in. Do you copy? 

[Qh&lA 

The stench makes him cover his nose. 


vnL 


MAKI 

Huuugh...huh.. . 


A man is seen from behind. Maki turns him around. 

The man's face appearing in flashlight is that of the 
dead radioman, dehydrated like a mummy. 

Maki, taken aback, steps out of the room. 



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10 FISHING BOAT - CABIN 


Maki approaches the door ajar, enters, looks around at 
the dehydrated bodies of the crewmen on the beds on both 
sides of the the walls. 

He trips over a body, his hands to the floor into a pool 
of white liquid. 


MAKI 

Uuugh... 

The knives and harpoons in the hands of the bodies prove 
that they had a fierce fight. Maki reacts to a sound. 
One of steel lockers lined along the wall reveals a boot 
through its half-open door. Maki opens it wide. 

Ken, not mummified, is holding a knife in the locker, 
unconscious. 


MAKI V.O. 

Oh, my God! 

MAKI 

You're alive! 

He removes the knife from Ken's hand, searches the 
unconscious young man. 

As Maki holds his camera to take a picture of Ken, 
he hears an eerie squeaking sound behind him. 

As he looks back, a giant sea louse leaps at him. 

He takes a narrow escape,, grabs a harpoon, throws it at the 
sea louse. It jumps up a moment earlier then the harpoon 
hits it. It attacks Maki from behind. 

Maki falls - the sea louse attacks him again. 

Maki picks up the knife, tries to stab the giant sea louse, 
in vain. The blade cannot penetrate the hard hide of the 
monster insect. 

The monster's jaws are about to cut the defenseless throat 
of Maki who is immobile under the sea louse. 

There is no escape. (insert gasping) 

Suddenly the sea louse goes limp. 

Maki puts the dead monster aside - Ken is standing like 
a ghost, a harpoon in his hand. 

11 FISHING BOAT - DECK 


Maki sitting with Ken. 


KEN 

It was...it was huge... 

...it was like a monster. 
Suddenly the rocks rose... alive . 

A helicopter approaches. 


CONT'd. 



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Con t' d . 

Maki reaches to the buzzing noise. 


Hold 

Maki waves his 


on . . . 
hand at 


MAKI 

the helicopter. 


Hey! Hey! 


MAKI 


OMIT 


13 INT. PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE 

PRIME MINISTER MITAMURA standing by the window; past him 
CABINET SECRETARY TAKEGAMI. 



MITAMURA 

Godzilla...I was hoping...I’d 
never hear that name again. 

TAKEGAMI 

Mr. PrimeyMinjuSjter ,/ we've iTirnr mrr r r rf 
Godzilla ^butfTvews will only cause 
panic,] w/ don't know for sure that 
it wiPl attack Japan. 




MITAMURA 

Yes, but if it does...Takegami 
TAKEGAMI 

Yes? 


MITAMURA 

Let's keep it a secret, at least 
for now. 

14 EXT. TOTO PRESS HEAD OFFICE BUILDING - NIGHT 


A bullet train running - beyond is the Toto Press Head 
Office building. SOUNDS of news office, and inaudible 
chatter begin and grow louder as we enter... 

15 INT. TOTO PRESS OFFICE - CITY DESK 

Noisy and busy office. 


KAMIJO 

Hey Maki, welcome back. How was your 
fishing trip? 


CONT’d. 



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15 Cont’ d . 


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Maki strides in, crosses to the editor's desk angrily. 

MAKI 

Hey - p - a ' t -, why'd you drop my story? 

EDITOR KITAGAWA looks up at him. 


MAKI 

What the hell's goin' on here? 
KITAGAWA 

Wasn't up to me...talk to Godo. 
He stands up, leads Maki to the room. 


CHIEF EDITOR'S OFFICE - NIGHT 

CHIEF EDITOR GODO seated in front of Maki and Kitagawa. 




s a 


lational. f 


GODO 

It's wrong, I kn ow, 
security matter P^h 

Oku ^r a, the crew, and the Yahata- 
Maru are l ^SB^wv, officially 
unaccounted for. 




But it's news! 


MAKI 


GODO 

Certainly Maki, but there's nothing 
that can be done. 


MAKI 

What's the big secret? 

014 # GODO 

TheYsecret is#Godzilla. 


b/g 


MAKI 

Godzilla? 

(amazed) 

I don't believ e it . 

GODO 

You better believe it 
If we print your artic 


// 

cle ,1 we * 


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plunge the juwm country into 
panic and the disaster will be 
immediate. 


CONT'd. 



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16 Cont' d . 

GODO V. 0. 

It's a matter of journalistic 
responsibility. You know we can’t 
run this story. 

GODO 

In the meantimedon't breath a word of 
this, not to anyone. 


MAKI 

It’s not fair. It's a great scoop! 

What do I do in the meantime? 

KITAGAWA 

Don’t let it go. Stay on top of it. 

KITAGAWA V. 0. 

See what sort of background you can 
turn up. 

GODO 

There is a man you oughta call... 
a biophysicist by the name of Hayashida. 

I suggest you see him immediately. 

MAKI 

Hayashida. 

17 HIGH BUILDING A - 20TH FLOOR HALLWAY 

Maki pulls up along the hallway, finds a plate which reads: 

"HAYASHIDA BIOSCIENCE INSTITUTE" 

He enters the office. 

** END REEL 1 ** 

18 HAYASHIDA BIOSCIENCE INSTITUTE 

Maki enters, continues his way through computers and various 
machines toward Hayashida who is working with a microscope. 


MAKI 

(back to camera) 

Hello? 

(to Prof. Hayashida) 

Excuse me, sir. Professor Hayashida? 

HAYASHIDA 

am. 


Yes, I 


CONT'd 



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MAKI 

Maki of Toto Press. 

HAYASHIDA 

Oh really...a reporter. 

MAKI 

What’s that your working on? 

HAYASHIDA 

Genetic mutation designs. 

MAKI 

Genetic mutations... Does it have 
something to do with Godzilla? 

Hayashida turns, gazes at him. 


INNER ROOM - Maki and Hayashida seated. 


MAKI 

I< heard vou lost your parents to 
Godzilla*lthirty years ago. Is that 
rig ht? | I imagine that this has made 
you a very bitter man./yWas it vengeanc^/ 
that/drove you to study Godzilla? 


* 


At first. 


HAYASHIDA 
But not now. 


s\ 

>r,' 


MAKI 

Professor , 1 they say Godzilla is a /n 

geneti c mutation...a raonstM 1 made by / ] O 

radioactivity ... Prof essor^is that true? 

He was madebyroanT* Men are the 
only real monsters. Godzilla is 
more like a^nuclear weapon. 

/ MAKI 

j( nuclear weapon? 

HAYASHIDA ^- 

A living nuclear weapon S-^Z- Lndestructab le 
destined to walk the earth for ever... 


Hayashida puts his pipe in his mouth. 


CONT'd 



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18 Cont *d . 


HAYASHIDA 

...a victim of the nuclear age. 
MAKI 

Indestructable? 


HAYASHIDA 

Absolutely. Godzilla is impervious 
to all known weapons. 

NA0K0 (V. 0.) 

Excuse me. Tea? 

Maki looks up, reacts. 

A pretty girl, NA0K0 OKUMURA, 20, serves tea, bows, 
unaware of Maki's startled glance, exits. 

HAYASHIDA 
Do you know her? 

MAKI 

Look at this. 

Maki produces a photo he had found on Ken on the 
fishing boat, hands it to Hayashida - the picture of 
Ken and the girl smiling. 

HAYASHIDA V. 0. 

Where'd you get this? 

MAKI 

From a guy...on a fishing boat. 

HAYASHIDA 

Her brother. 


MAKI 

Her brother? Then she doesn't know... 


HAYASHIDA 

, » «- A 


No,/she doesn't./ And, unfortunately 
we're not allowe/d to tell her J 
neither of us. 7 



MAKI 

Then you've seen him too. 
You're in on it, aren't you? 

Hayashida does not answer. 


MAKI 

How many people have to be hurt? 



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19 HIGH BUILDING - FIRST FLOOR - ELEVATOR HALL - NIGHT 

f 

Maki is waiting, newspaper in hand. As Naoko emerges 
from the elevator, he blocks her way. 

MAKI 

Hi. Excuse me. 

Naoko recognizes him. 


Off the 
what you 

oi/r' ' 


MAKI 

record, could yuu - t e ll me 
do for the professor? 


NAOKO 

I'm in his seminar at the university, 
and I work part-time in the institute... 
and I don't like reporters. 


She starts away, followed by Maki. 

MAKI 

—" I — «l>esn K g~ h Is youi —bi u Llrer. 

NAOKO 

Yes. Have you heard anything about him? 
MAKI 

Sorry, only what I've read. 

NAOKO 

Nobody has. 

MAKI A 
Too bad. I only wishX'j 
I could tell you more. 


20 SHINJUKU CENTRAL PARK - NIGHT 


Maki and Naoko ambling, city scape in the background. 

MAKI 

Are you close? 

NAOKO 

Yes, we are...very. 

Maki cast a sympathetic glance at her. 

NAOKO 

He works at sea. His salary pays for our 
educations. He's all the family I have. 

I have to be optimistic... especially now. 


CONT'd. 



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20 Cont'd. 

MAKI 
(stops) 

It's not right! I can't believe the 
government...they won't fell his only 
sister,<(] that he^s alive. 

fcft/i'whs'sjj 

NA0K0 

Then he's been rescued. 

21 POLICE HOSPITAL SPECIAL ROOM - NIGHT 
Naoko's voice is heard through door. 

NA0K0 (V. 0.) 

Let me in! Let me in! I've got to 
see him! Please! Let me go! 

MALE VOICE 

Stop her! Get her out of here! 

Ken on bed looks to the door. 

NA0K0 (V. 0.) 

Please! Just let me see - him! 

Naoko frees herself, rushes in. 

KEN 

Naoko! 

GUARD V. 0. 

Get her out of here. This is a 
security area. 


NAOKO 

Kenny! 

Ken embraces her. 

KEN 

Sorry I've worried you. 

NAOKO 

You're all right. 

22 UNDERWATER 

A giant atomic submarine advancing underwater. 
The sounds of the sonar. 



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23 RUSSIAN SUB - COMMAND ROOM 


The 

inside of the b 

oat is q 

ui 

et; 

suspense 

hang 

ing in the 

air. 

All the censo 

ring dev 

ic 

es 

are in act 

ion. 


They 

are trying to 

catch th 

e 

thi 

ng that is 

app 

roaching only 

with 

their mechanic 

ears. 





The 

sounds received 

by the 

so 

nar 

are shown 

in 

shining spots 

on the screen. The 

shining 

s 

pot 

s indicate 

how 

fast the 

thin 

g is approachin 

g- 






The 

captain and the 

command 

er 

at 

the cente 

r of 

the room. 

We ..h 

ear voices repo 

rting da 

ta 

• 





ENGLISH SUPERS: 

OPERATOR 
(in Russian) 

Depth: 300 meters. 

Distance: 4500 meters. 

Direction: 12 degrees. 

It’s approaching. 

COMMANDER 
(in Russian) 

Enemy craft, attack posture, 
off the port bow ahead. 

CAPTAIN 
(in Russian) 

Sonar confirmation? 

Over intercom a second and third operator report. 

2ND OPERATOR 
(in Russian) 

Not one of ours. Could be 
American with sonar cloaking. 

1ST OPERATOR 
(in Russian) 

Distance 3800 meters. 

Speed: 40 knots. 

2ND OPERATOR 
(in Russian) 

Emitting active sonar. 

COMMANDER 
(in Russian) 

What is it? It isn’t a whale. 

CAPTAIN 
(in Russian) 

What has active sonar? 


CONT'd 



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23 Cont'd. 


** 


2ND OPERATOR V. 0. 
(in Russian) 

It's huge. 


3RD OPERATOR V. 0. 
3400 meters.. 

Speed increasing. 

43 knots. 


Captain moves to speaker phone. 


COMMANDER 
(in Russian) 

If it's not a U. S. atomic sub... 
what else could it be? 


* 


3RD OPERATOR V. 0. 

(in Russian) 

3000 meters and closing. 
Direction: 12 degrees. 

As it is, we'll collide head-on. 


CAPTAIN 
(in Russian) 
Arm torpedoes. 


3RD OPERATOR V. 0. 
(in Russian) 
Torpedoes armed. 


CAPTAIN 
(in Russian) 
Prepare to fire. 


CAPTAIN 
(in Russian) 
Fire torpedoes. 

First torpedo button pressed. 


CAPTAIN V. 0. 
(in Russian) 
Prepare to dive. Dive! 

(on camera) 
Take her down fast! 


Depth meter shows a quick dive. 
24 UNDERWATER 

The Russian sub diving quickly. 


CONT’d 



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24 Cont'd. 

** 3RD OPERATOR 

(in Russian) 
Torpedoes away! 

Fire One! 

Fire Two! 


25 RUSSIAN SUB - COMMAND ROOM 


Moments later, a shock wave reaches the sub. Then comes 
another. 


1ST OPERATOR 
(in Russian) 

Torpedo One, direct hit! 

Torpedo Two, direct hit! 

2ND OPERATOR V. 0. 

(in Russian) 

No return fire, sir. 

1ST OPERATOR 
(in Russian) 

Captain! It's still coming! 

100 meters and closing fast! 

(beat) 

Take evasive action! 

(beat) 

It's right on top of us! 

Suddenly the ship shakes violently as if gripped by some 
tremendous force. 


CAPTAIN V. 0. 

* (in Russian) 

Notify the base! 

(on camera) 

We're under attack! 

At that time, a pair of decisive shocks are given. 

An explosion occurs with flashing light; torrential water 
pouring in. The crew members are thrown, washed away, 
screaming. 

A fierce explosion - dazzling light fills the screen. 

26 EXT. WASHINGTON. D. C.. PENTAGON - DAY 
INSERT: Stock footage of Pentagon, aerial view. 

27 OMIT 



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28 INT. HALLWAY 

CLOSE UP: A pair of golf shoes on a set of feet scrambling 
down the hallway. The feet belong to the hastily uniformed 
and disheveled GENERAL GOODHUE. Goodhue, a well preserved, 
tanned older man, is determined to make short work of the 
chore ahead. His exchange of salutes with security area 
guards is merely rushed reflex and is interfering with his 
effort to tidy up along the way. He moves briskly, 
accompanied by the more carefully groomed but equally wind¬ 
blown MAJOR McDONOUGH, a young, excitable, southern man. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

I was on the 15th green. Major, heatin' 
the pants off Admiral Morraine. 

This had better be the real thing. 

MAJOR McDONOUGH 
Yes sirl I do believe it is. 

It's kinda like a secret Russian 
experiment gone awry or somethin'... 

...we got ocean temperatures seven 
degrees hotter than record... 
tides changing like Hollywood 
romances... freak storms, premature 
volcanic eruptions, fishing boats 
disappearing...and get this... 

We got a report from Oshima last week 
...a sea louse carcass...washed ashore." 

Sucker was FIVE FEET LONG! 

GENERAL GOODHUE 
What’s your source. Major... 

...the National Enquirer? 

The guard at the entrance to the National Military 
Communications Center extends his hand as though to 
stop the officers. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 
Just t>pen the door, son... 

If you don't recognize me by now... 
we might as well surrender. 

29 INT. NAT. MILITARY COMM. CENTER 

The General enters the National Military Communications 
Center briefing area greeted by COLONEL RASCHEN, a middle- 
aged, no nonsense man. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 
What jLs happening here? 


Colonel! 


CONT’d. 



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29 Cont'd. 


COLONEL RASCHEN 

Half-an-hour ago we monitored a broadcast 
of a Soviet sub sending out a May-Day. 

It went off the air... 

We record an explosion. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

Was it us? 


COLONEL RASCHEN 

We don’t think so. The Navy's still 
checking our subs in the Pacific. 

McDonough distracted by an officer, leaves the group. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

Well then if it wasn't us. then who 
the hell was it? 

COLONEL RASCHEN 

Could've been a mechanical failure. 

major McDonough 

(returning) 

General, the boys over at NSA are now 
reporting stepped-up Soviet activity, 
and we've got a confirmation from SATC0M, 
the Russkies are on Alert. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

Alert?! 

MAJOR McDONOUGH 

Yes, sir. 

The three officers cross over to a small coffee—maker on a 
side table. The General pou^p himself a cup and proceeds 
to put spoon after spoon of sugar into the cup. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

Colonel, are we certain that this Red 
sub exploded? 


McDONOUGH 
(jumping in) 

Excuse me sir, but, aerial recon. reported 
an oil slick half a mile wide...debris 
and bodies. 


CONT'd 



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29 Cont'd. 


GENERAL GOODHUE 

Alert, eh? 

That means they think we did it. 

The Colonel and Major exchange looks about the sugar. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

Better put the President on the 
hotline to Moscow. 

COLONEL RASCHEN 

Uh, General, it’s down for repairs. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

Oh, hell! 

He takes a sip, grimaces, then carefully adds one half¬ 
teaspoon of sugar, stirs lightly, and takes a big drink. 
Now it's just right. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

All right! Let's notify the President 
and the Joint Chiefs. Put SAC on the 
alert, go to DEFCON 2... 

The Colonel and Major rush to different consoles. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

...And for God's sake keep the Happy 
Code going out to our subs! I don't 
want one of them jumping the gun just 
because some third class engineer got 
sloppy! 

An alarm bell RINGS. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 
(to himself) 

Whoever sank that sub owes me a game 
of golf. 

A RED FLASHING LIGHT commences. 

30 PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE 


Door opens - Two high officials, EMORI and TAKEGAMI enter. 

EMORI 

Sorry...we've got some more news, 
and it's bad. 

Prime Minister Mitamura rises from his chair. The two stand 
before him. 



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ri 


l v\. 


EMORI ( S 

Sir...the submarine situation.. .fi'eis* 
escalating rapidly into a major 
international incident. 

The Soviet Union is mobilizing its 
allies. /We believe they are planning 
a retaliatory strike. 


EMORI 

The American government 
They've already put the 
full alert. 


is very nervous. *.v4-a.p|-— 
NATO alliance on 


31 TV STUDIO - NEWS SECTION 
A newscaster on TV tubes. 


NEWSCASTER 


Tension increases as Soviet and US forces 
step up mobilization for an all out 
confrontation. [J 

Concerns mount throughout Europe... 
the most likely battle ground for 
limited nuclear exchange. 


32 OMIT 


33 OMIT 


34 OMIT 

35 PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE 


Takegami and Mitamura take some photos, gaze 
KAKURAI, Chief of Staff, and MOHRI, Minister 
are with them. 


in amazement, 
of Defense, 


TAKEGAMI 

Shocking... 

KAKURAI 

These came from anti-sub recon. 

They responded to the Soviet May-day. 

This photograph was taken just five 
(off camera) 

minutes after the Soviet sub was destroyed. 
The Prime Minister is speechless.. 


CONT'd 



35 Cont’d. 


t 


t 



MOHRI 
believe it. . . 
(off camera) 


MITAMURA 

Takegami, call the U.S. and the 
Soviet ambassadors immediately. 


TAKEGAMI 

Yes, sir. 


Mitaraura stands up, crosses to window. 

MITAMURA 

Kohei... 

(looks back) 

...call a press conference... 
tell’em it's Godzilla. 


36 PRIME MINISTER * S OFFICE - PRESS ROOM 

The room is jammed with reporters and cameramen. 
Maki is among them. 


GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN 

That’s right ladies and gentlemen of the 
press..Godzilla! 

Contrary to Soviet suspicion that the 
Americans were involved in the 
destruction of the Soviet sub. 

We have definitive proof that this 
tragedy was caused by Godzilla. 

Ken seated in front of the press. 

KEN _ \ 

He was huge! ...killed everyone •"<- » s 

Before anyone else dies... 
(off camera) 

Godzilla must be^destroyed! 

Hayashida, seated beside him, seems solemn. 

Cameras flash. Maki stands up and leaves. 



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37 ROTARY PRESS IN ACTION 

Newspaper headlines, one after another. 

38 PENTAGON - NATIONAL MILITARY COMMAND CENTER 

INSERT: Still photo of Godzilla taken by Japanese 

Aerial Reconnaisance: 

MEDIUM SHOT of Major McDonough holding the photo. 

major McDonough 

Sunk a Russian Sub single handed... 

I'd say, put a uniform on him and 
sign'im u.p. 

PAN TO REVEAL Goodhue hanging up a phone and dropping into 
his chair totally dumbfounded. He pours a couple from a 
bottle of Acerola tablets and chews them slowly. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

Orders from the President: we are to 
stand down from DEFCON immediately. 

Call back the bombers. 

McDonough turns and goes to a console. Colonel is stopped. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

...Colonel...find me somebody who 
knows anything at all about that 
lizard...and get him the hell here. 

COLONEL RASCHEN 

Yes, sir. 

The General crunches a tablet and looks at the photo. 

39 PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE 

The Soviet Envoy's car with a flag running. 

It pulls to a stop in front of the Prime Minister's Office. 
The Soviet Envoy CHEVSKY alights from car. 

The American Envoy's car with a flag runs, stops - envoy 
ROSENBERG alights. 

40 PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE - SPECIAL CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY 

Mitamura, Rosenberg and Chevsky and many other officials are 
seated. Gloominess hanging in the air. 


CONT'd 



22 


AO Cont'd. 


ROSENBERG 

Mr. Prime Minister. Our National 
Security Council has already made 
its decision. The only way we can 
be absolutely certain of destroying 
Godzilla is by using nuclear weapons. 

Mitamura grimaces. 


CHEVSKY 
(in Russian) 

The Soviet Union has also decided to 
use nuclear weapons on Godzilla. 

ROSENBERG 

If Godzilla reappears in Japan or in 
Japanese coastal waters, you must 
agree to let us use nuclear weapons. 

Sir, this is a direct request 
from our President to the Prime 
Minister of Japan. 

CHEVSKY 
- (in Russian) 

Mr. Prime Minister, Japan is not the 
only nation at risk. What happened 30 
years ago can only be avoided with 
nuclear force. You must agree! 

(angrier) 

Mr. Prime Minister, what is your answer? 

MITAMURA 

Japan has a firm nuclear policy: We will 
not make, possess, or allow nuclear weapons. 

We cannot make an exception. 

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seTf- ioh q £-H E<ni to^ L - es T - your nucloQ -r -otr -e-ng-fc-h 
i 11 oufiiora eland. ^ (T ^ Iti i/\ r ,o,\, "f * 11 

41 TOKYO BAY - WHARF - NIGHT 

A car pulls up to a stop at the front of a gangway beside a 
moored freight ship. COLONEL KASIRIN alights. 

He goes up the gangway of the ship - view.of the freighter. 

SUPERIMPOSE TITLE: 

TOKYO HARBOR 

A parabola opens to the sky - unlikely equipment for a 
freighter. 



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42 SOVIET FREIGHTER - COMMUNICATIONS ROOM 

Col. Kasirin approaches the door, inserts his card, 
opens door, enters. 

Kasirin manipulates the satellite control system. 

A crew member happens to pass by, enters. 

CREWMAN 
(in Russian) 

Colonel, what's the matter? 

KASIRIN 
(in Russian) 

Moscow promised the Japanese that we would 
not use our nuclear missiles. But I’ve 
been ordered to keep our options open. 

He carefully manipulates the keys. The system responds. 

43 OUTER SPACE 


Soviet satellite flying in its orbit. 

** END REEL 2 ** 

44 HAYASHIDA BIOSCIENCE INSTITUTE 

DRAWING ROOM - Hayashida measures the underwater photo of 
Godzilla analyzed by the computer. 

Ken an Maki watching. 


HAYASHIDA 

Now, according to this computer-enhanced 
photograph...Godzilla's v more than 80 
meters tall. 

KEN 

Will he come to Japan? 

HAYASHIDA 

It's quite possible. Evidently, 
he feeds on nuclear material, that's 
the only logical explanation for him 
attacking the 

(off camera) 

Soviet submarine. 

He manipulates the remote control, to show map on TV. 

HAYASHIDAV^g^ 

You first saw God-zlTTa here. 

And he attacked the Soviet sub here. 


CONT'd 



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44 Cont’d. 

MAKI 

That’s even farther away. 

HAYASHIDA 

Ah yes, but I’m sure he will come. 
When he getg hungry again. 

45 OCEAN 


Radar antennae rotating - ships sailing. 

Anti-sub helicopter flying above. 

ARMY COMMANDER V. 0. 

Attention! Attention! This is 
Air Command...to all crafty. 

Report immediately upon siting of 
anything unusual. Do not - repeat - 
do not, under any circumstances attempt 
to engage Godzilla. 

The helicopter lowers a sonar probe into the sea. 

NIGHT - P-3C flying above ocean. 

Crew members in the reconnaissance plane at work. 

PILOT V. 0. 

Stand by to deploy sonar detectors on 
my mark...now. 

Sonar buoy thrown into sea. 

Defense Corps helicopter in flight. Ken, Maki and 
Hayashida aboard. 

46 BUSH NEAR BEACH - EARLY MORNING 

Thick mist - suddenly a dozen of birds rise from the bush 
breaking the morning tranquility. 

47 THICK MIST 


Gradually the mist lifts off revealing an atomic power 
plant. POV Godzilla - INSERT: HEAVY BREATHING. 

48 ATOMIC POWER PLANT - -EDGE OF GROUNDS FACILITIES 

Suddenly a crack runs on the ground at the feet of an 
attendant who has left one of the facilities. 

Surprised, he gives way to the ground. 

He sees a huge claw in front of him - he looks up to find a 
giant monster. 


CONT’d. 



48 Cont’d. 


25 


* Wha t the . .. 

Godzilla roars. 


ATTENDANT 
(shocked ) 


ATTENDANT 

Godzilla...Godzilla! 


49 


ANOTHER ATTENDANT V. p. 
Sound the alarm. in 


ATOMIC POWER PLANT 




Godzilla advancing through the facilities. 
Attendants flee for all they are worth. 

50 ATOMIC PLANT CONTROL ROOM 




Alarm buzzes - attendants in confusion. 

Ad. lib. wild lines: 

Godzilla approaching from the 
south bay. 

Stand by to shut down reactor. 

Prepare to evacuate. 

Prepare to evacuate. 

Notify central command. 

51 ATOMIC PLANT GROUNDS 


Godzilla continues his way shaking the ground - 
destroying cars on parking ground - toward the reactor. 

52 DEFENSE CORPS HELICOPTER 


Heading for power plant.* 

HELICOPTER PILOT V. 0. 

Professor...They've spotted Godzilla! 
Central Command, we're going in! 

53 ATOMIC POWER PLANT 


Godzilla advancing, destroying buildings on after another. 
He grabs a chimney - the chimney gives way to the ground. 



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54 NEARBY HILL 

The Self-Defense Corps helicopter lands. 

Maki, Ken, and Hayashida run out of the helicopter. 

Maki begins to take pictures of Godzilla. 

55 ATOMIC POWER PLANT 

Godzilla continues his destructive march toward the reactor. 
His huge feet crushing the Central Control Room - 
men screaming, seeking refuge. 

* NOTE: More wild screams. 

56 NEARBY HILL 


Hayashida watching Godzilla, Ken manipulating special 
photographic equipment. 

Maki releases the shutter repeatedly. 

HAYASHIDA 

Keep rolling. 

KEN 

Right. 

Godzilla puts his head into the reactor, muffled with 
rising steam. 

Hayashida, Ken and Maki watching. 

HAYASHIDA 

That's the reactor. 

Hayashida runs to a monitoring post. 

He checks the monitor. 

We hear the sound of geiger counter running to normal. 

Maki and Ken come running. 

HAYASHIDA 

_____ Godzilla's consuming/all the radioactivity. 

‘ Completely. ~ j 

As Godzilla holds the reactor, his body begins to glow 
illuminating in blue and white. 

Godzilla reacts to chirping of birds, looks up. 

Hayashida, Ken and Maki watching Godzilla. 

Suddenly Godzilla turns, throws the reactor away, starts for 
the sea after the flying birds. 

Hayashida and the others watching and taking photos. 



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57 EXT. MALIBU CANYON - DIRT ROAD - DUSK 

A lone emergency vehicle (sedan) with revolving red light 
approaching on a deserted dirt road. The sun is setting 
over the ocean beyond the surrounding canyon. 

58 INT. MALIBU CANYON RANCH HOUSE LIVING ROOM - DUSK 

The last light of day casts forbidding shadows through the 
furniture looming above. The Godzilla-like ROARING of a 
child accompanies the march of a mechanical Japanese Robot 
across a hardwood floor. 

Beyond the toy is four-year-old, KYLE, on all fours. 

Toy and child charge a pile of debris comprised of numerous 
super-star dolls and other toys. 

The toy halts abruptly upon reaching a well seasoned army boot. 

BOY V. 0. 

Eeaaaghh...kkichhh1!! 

Kyle reaches past the monster to push the boot aside. His 
face shows surprise after the boot fails to surrender. 

Camera pans to reveal Kyle’s POV of finding a military 
man standing over him. 

Kyle's face is filled with fear and wonderment. Beyond him 
can be seen the course of revolving red lights over the 
living room walls. An emergency vehicle is waiting outside. 

KYLE 

Grampal Grampa! 

In the hallway the darkness is broken by the opening of a 
door. An indiscernable figure emerges in silhouette and is 
immediately swallowed up in the shadows. The figure can be 
detected continuing through the hallway toward the living 
room. The lights go on. 

The view of the room from directly behind the soldier's 
shoulder shows STEVEN MARTIN standing at the end of the 
hallway. 


SOLDIER 

(back to camera) 

Mr. Martin? 

We need you in Washington. 

STEVE MARTIN 

Yes, I've been expecting you. 



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59 PRIME MINISTER 1 S OFFICE - CENTRAL DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 

The staff includes Prime Minister Mitamura, Takegami, Mohri, 
Kakurai, and some ministers. 

Kakurai in uniform explaining the deployment of the 
military forces. 


KAKURAI 

Godzilla destroyed the Ihama reactor off 
the south bay. We’re massing defense 
forces at three locations. If he attacks 
the main island, we'll be ready. 

He bows and returns to his seat. 

MOHRI 

Thank you general Kakurai. 

MINISTER OKOCHI 

General Kakurai, do you expect us to 
believe...we can really beat the 
monster? 


KAKURAI 

Maybe not... with .conventional weapons. 
MINISTER ISOMURA 

General, if not with conventional weapons, 
then what else is there? 

KAKURAI 

We have something. 


Mohri looks at Mitamura. Mitamura nods. 
The 


t Mitamura. 

ME 


MOHRI 
^•Fighter. 


ISOMURA 




A top secret.^** military aircraft... 

built to defend the ca.pij^al, 
extremely heat resistant, 
tit anium alloy and ^fmnnnxy pratinum 
ircu Mrfy. 



Are the 


MINISTER WITH PENCIL 


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re bombs? , „ * * / 

rtainly/fheatseeking missiles. 



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60 HAYASHIDA BIOSCIENCE INSTITUTE 

Pictures of Godzilla at the power plant, which had been 
taken by Maki - Ken examining them. 

Maki an Hayashida are beside him. 


Maki. 


HAYASHIDA 
.(off screen) 


(on screen) 

Look at this. These ultra-sonic images 
...help us to isolate his brain mass... 
very unusual configuration. 


MAKI 

That’s Godzilla’s brain? 


He looks at the monitor. 

MONITOR SCREEN — part of Godzilla's brain enlarged. 


HAYASHIDA 
(off screen) 

This region here is distinctly 
only mutated... 

(on screen) 

But then ... dinosaurs and birds 
-a^F-e genetically similar. 


birdlike 

• • • 


9 


KEN 

Oh my god! 

Hayashida, Maki and Naoko turn to Ken, surprised. 

KEN 

(embarrassed) 

Sorry. All this time I was wondering... 
why would Godzilla leave so suddenly... 
and now I see. 


MAKI 

That's very simple...he had enough eat. 

KEN 

Look here. 

He hands Hayashida a photo. 

PHOTO - Godzilla looking up at the sky, where a flock of 
birds are flying. 


HAYASHIDA 

A flock of birds... 


CONT'd 



30 


60 Cont'd. 

KEN 

The birds flew/to the ocean chirping. 

.v- Godzilla'followed them... 

Do you think they'i^e connected ?, f 

HAYASHIDA 

Absolutely, Godzilla had a conditioned 
response. If we can electronically 
duplicate the frequency of the birds' 
chirping... 

(stands up) 

Yes...he might follow that sound... 

(turning) 

Ken ... there *s an old friend of mine. 

Ken stands. 



61 MT. MIHARA, OSHIMA ISLAND 

Picturesque view of Mt. Mihara on Oshima Island at the 
mouth of Tokyo Bay. 

Minami, the geologist, and Ken heading for the crater. 
Ken is carrying heavy equipment. 

Near the central volcanic cone - Minami cracks a rock, 
sniffs at it, checks the temperature. Ken helps him 
silently. Minami peeks in the crater. 

Molten lava boiling at the depths of the crater. 

62 PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE - DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 

A bottle of soda uncorked - a liquid spews out. 

Minami explaining. 


MINAMI 



c lava 
bl - ow 1 th e 


cause Mt. Mihara to 
iback to camera) 
by implanting strategically placed 
explosive charges create 

additional pressure, just enough, 
a controlled eruption. / 

'p Ms 


w 1 t -»e I 
erupt./ 


CONT’d 



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62 Cont'd* 


Hayashida, Mitamura, Takegami, Mohri, KANZAKI, FINANCE 
MINISTER, KASAOKA, MINISTER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, 
HIDAKA, DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENT AGENCY, are listening. 

HAYASHIDA 

The only problem is...how to lure Godzilla 
...to the volcano. As I explained in this 
data...I'm reasonably confident that we can 
accomplish this. 

OFFICER # 1 
What do you think? 

OFFICER # 2 
I don't know. 

KANZAKI 

You say here... 

...that the birds' frequency vil^^ 
trigger ^conditioned response^^er 
...and GodzillaMrill follow anywhere 
we decide to lead • 

MINAMI 

Exactly right.\ We lure him into the 
the crater7and create a controlled 
eruption. / 


Very good, 
plans. 


MITAMURA 

we will proceed with both 


** END OF REEL 3 ** 


63 PENTAGON - NAT. MILITARY COMM. CENTER 

ON SCREEN: 1956 B/W footage of Godzilla ravaging Tokyo. 

COLONEL RASCHEN V. 0. 

* This was 30 years ago.•.Godzilla's first 

- appearance caught the Japanese and the 
entire world completely off guard. 

Damage caused during his 1956 visit 
was in the billions..- 

COLONEL RASCHEN V. 0. 

There were several thousand fatalities. 

Not many people who saw him up close 
lived to tell about it. 


CONT'd 



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63 Cont'd. 


GENERAL GOODHUE 
(standing) 

The Japanese have already ruled out 
nuclear weapons. 

Gentlemen, what are our options? 

• 

COLONEL RASCHEN 

We could call in an air strike. 

We've got carriers within range. 

major McDonough 

There'8 an armored division in Korea... 

COLONEL RASCHEN 

How about the Delta Force with heat¬ 
seeking missiles? We could have them 
in place in 6 to 8 hours.•• 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

No. We need something cleaner. 

major McDonough 

Maybe a megadose of horse tranquilizers! 

MARTIN V. 0. 

Gentlemen, you'll never stop him 
with any of that. 

The officers whirl around to discover who has interrupted. 

MARTIN 

You haven't the vaguest concept of 
what you're dealing with. There's not 
a force on earth that can stop Godzilla. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

Major, who is this guy? This is supposed 
to be a restricted area! Don't just stand 
there flapping your arms - call security! 

MARTIN 

Tou don't need any MPs. I was brought 
in under escort. My name is Steven 
Martin... you sent for me... 

COLONEL RASCHEN 
(to Goodhue) 

Mr. Martin is the newspaper man who ' 
witnessed the Godzilla attack 30 years ago. 


CONT’d 



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63 Cont'd. 


GENERAL GOODHUE 
That’s different... 

(to Martin) 

All right, sir. You've seen this creature. 

What can we do? 

MARTIN 

I was the only American who survived 
that catastrophe. If you men had 
seen what I had seen...you wouldn't be 
wasting your time on idle speculation. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

Well now, Mr. Martin, it seems to me 
that if the Japanese succeeded in killing 
him thirty years ago, certainly our 
superior technology... 

MARTIN 

(interrupting) 

General, it's not a question of your 
so called superior technology. 

Godzilla is a force of nature. You can 
no more stop him with your technology 
than you can control a hurricane or 
a tidal wave. 

Martin glances up at the screen with Godzilla entering the 
ocean prior to his disappearance. He is moved by memory to 
a sort of sadness. 


MARTIN 

And just for the record...thirty years 
ago they never did find his corpse... 

64 HAYASHIDA BIOSCIENCE INSTITUTE 


Hayashida and Naoko are busy at work. 
Maki watching beside them. — 


/} 7 1 MAtfl ' /s'-MSf 0 

The Defense Corps plans, to d*wr with 
Godzilla...using cadmium bombs....their 
going to aneutralize him. 

Will it work? / 


HAYASHIDA 

Godzilla's no reactor. There's no way. 
What about those figures? 

Haoko hands some data to Hayashida. 


CONT'd 



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64 Cont'd. 


NAOKO 

Here. 

HAYASHIDA 

Almost got it...but we're running out 
of time. 


65 


HELICOPTER IN FLIGHT 

The pilot looks around, reacts. 


PILOT 


Ah! 

Past the window - Godzilla's giant fins sailing. 
PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE - DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 


An operator looks back. 


OPERATOR 

We spotted him! He's moving 
toward Tokyo Bayt 

Tension rises Takegami, Isomura, Mohri, Mitamura and 
others are concerned. 


67 PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE - PRESS INTERVIEW 

Takegami seated in front of a crowd of reporters and 
cameramen. 


TAKEGAMI 

Godzilla's been sited approaching the 
heart of Tokyo bay. And he's moving fast. 

A shock wave runs through the crowd. 

68 SHINJUKU STREET 

A huge screen on the wall of a building. C. U. of Takegami 
on the screen. Crowds of people watching it. 

TAKEGAMI / 

This is an e mergenc y alert*.jM m min c e m e nt * 
conee r ninQ T l TTCftilTlllci dibit* . 

Defense Corps forces reported ja*&t 
moments ago that Godzilla has been 

This is not a drill! (g- opoad -__ 

fre-fe—a- thrrHH^ Godzilla has entered the 
bay area. At this time, we are requesting 
the immediate and orderly evacuation of 
the Tokyo vicinity. 




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69 TOHOKU MOTORWAY - TOLL GATE 

The highway is jammed. WIPE - multiple screens: People 
running through an underpass - plane taking off - people 
buying tickets. Bullet trains - refugees in cars. 

70 POLICE HEADQUARTERS 

Police squad cars start moving. 

71 MT. MIKARA - CRATER 

Soldiers standing around parabolas, carrying containers, 
installing a remote-control TV set. 

MAN 

Second Unit, start operation. 

Soldiers setting cylindrical explosives around the crater. 

KEN 

(to leader) 

Better hurry. 

Soldiers continue working 

72 MONTAGE: TOKYO EVACUATION 


Additional voices heard over footage: 

RADIO IN AIRPORT CAR V. 0. 

Limit your baggage... take only what you 
need. Commercial and military aircraft 
are are doing their best to transport 
you to safety zones.} W e —ar -e-4-n—ldmi-t-ed 
suppl - y ,, if you are unable ,to find, ( 
immediate transport, '^e^Tc^safetf'-i'n"' 
designated shelters and stay off the 
main boulevards. 

Army troops waiting at the pier. 

Missile craft and tanks coming one after another. 

MILITARY V. 0. 

Units 3 and 4. /.deploy^along south bay 
positions. Missile carriers have 
immediate priority over all other vehicles. 

PUBLIC ANNOUNCER V. 0. 

Residents are instructed to evacuate 
immediately. Stay off the main 
boulevards. 


CONT'd 



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72 Cont'd. 


The command car arrives. Soldiers working in the car 
watching the monitor. 

ANOTHER MILITARY V. 0. 

Mobile Command to Defense Headquarters. 

All units deployed and ready. 

All units deployed and ready. 

Maki at Hayashida Institute. 


MAKI 

I know...we're working on it. 
Helicopter sequence. 


73 




LEADER 

Command Car to Air Unit 

Do you have a siting? 

^ « 

HELICOPTER # 1 V. 
Air Unit 5, negative. 

v HELICOPTER # 2 V. 

U Air Unit 3, no activity. 


HAYASHIDA BIOSCIENCE INSTITUTE 



INNER ROOM - Maki standing by the window. 

MAKI 

A volcanic eruption...Godzilla will be 
burned alive... 

What a horrible death. 


Hayashida and Ken seated at the table. 
Naoko is serving coffee. 


HAYASHIDA 

It won't kill him...it couldn't. 

KEN 

What do you mean? It's got to kill him. 
HAYASHIDA 

The other night at the reactor... 
...didn't you sense it...the 
beast has a purpose. 

(off camera) 

30 years ago Godzilla appeared for^the 
first time... bef ore that he was^^aTjlegend 
a mythical - creature. ' 


CONT'd 



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73 Cont'd. 




HAYASHIDA Vs 

Godzilla is a warning...a warning to ^hg 
wc^c-ld. 

(off camera) 

When men—o-p-p-e-s-e llieTfT* Mankind falls into 
conflict with nature, a n d- monsters are 
born. I’m just trying.-^) 

(on camera) 

..,. t-o-~send him home. 


Maki, Ken and Naoko are listening to him, impressed. 


74 TOKYO BAY 


The helicopter hovering low, searching for Godzilla. 

Suddenly Godzilla's huge face appears in front of the 
helicopter. Godzilla roars. 

HELICOPTER V. 0. 

Godzilla t!! 

A fighter squadron appears. 

LEADER RADIO V. 0. 

Blue leader to all units*?*--; _ 

Target at six o'clock. C o /V] tr/VC fj 

BLUE 4 RADIO 
Blue 4 to blue leader! 

I've got him in my sites. 

I'm going in! 

Look at the size of that thing! 

Missiles shower on Godzilla. 

LEADER V. 0. 

Watch it! 

Too close! 

BLUE 4 RADIO V. 0. 

Can't see it! 

LEADER RADIO V. 0. 

Stay on target! 

Godzilla spits radioactive gas at the fighters. 

BLUE 3 

Sayonara sucker!!! 


CONT'd 



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74 Cont'd. 

A fighter bursts into flame, falls into the sea. 

Columns of water rise. 

BLUE 4 RADIO V. 0. 

Got a little cooked, think Taki’s 
gone down...I'm going in! 

BLUE 2 RADIO V. 0. 

My scope's negative! 

Can't hold it! 

LEADER 

Our missiles are bouncing right 
off his hide. 

Godzilla dives. . 

LEADER 

* He's out of my sites. 

COMMAND CAR 

Command Car calling Blue Leader... 

Pull out! Return to base! 

Attention all ground units. j^mnr~by. 1 
Godzilla is still approaching!., 

75 PIER 

Godzilla advances despite the fierce bombardment. 

Godzilla advancing through the waves, dives. 

An especially big wave throws the freighter to the pier. 

76 SOVIET FREIGHTER 

Kasirin clinging to the rails. 

Godzilla approaching accompanied by bombardment. 

A high wave dashes against the ship, which rolls violently. 
The crew member staggers to Kasirin. 

CREW MEMBER 
(in Russian) 

Captain! Evacuate immediately! 

KASIRIN 

Go on without me. 

Kasirin runs down the stairs. 

The ship rolls. 

Kasirin is thrown to the wall, collapses. 


CONT'd 



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76 Cont'd. 

COMMUNICATIONS ROOM - A pipe disjointed hits the control 
panel. Sparks fly. (Save sound of control for later.) 
Kasirin is unable to stand up. He groans. 

77 PIER 

Godzilla’s huge tail splashes the water. 

The searchlights on the pier are turned on. 

Godzilla rises from the sea splashing water. 

The gunners on the pier begin firing. 

Godzilla is dauntless in the rain of missiles. 

He emits a heat ray at the retreating soldiers. 

The various weapons explode muffling the soldiers with 
flames. 

Godzilla stands dominantly in front of the burning pier. 

He roars triumphantly. 

78 SOVIET FREIGHTER - COMMUNICATIONS ROOM 

Kasirin inserts his card in the lock. The door opens ajar. 
He peeks in. 

KASIRIN 

I'm the only one who can do it. 

I’ve got to launch that missile. 

Kasirin manages through the doorway, crawls to the control 
panel. INSERT: C. U. of hand pressing button and counter. 

79 PIER 

Shadow appears over panicked crowd. 

Godzilla's huge trunk crushes a warehouse. 

His first step on Tokyo has been made. 

** END OF REEL 4 ** 

80 DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 

SCREEN - Godzilla marching between warehouses after its 
landing. 


TAKEGAMI 

What the hell you waiting for? 
Get the S-R-X in the air! 


Kakurai 


stands up. 



Sir, we' re( loading/cadmium missiles. 
We're almost ready for take off. 



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81 CIVIL DEFENSE TRANSMITTER 


Godzilla on TV tubes. Newscaster reporting. 


NEWSCASTER V. 0. 

Attention! Attention! 

(on camera) 

Godzilla is approaching Downtown Tokyo. 



82 STREET IN TORY 

Godzilla's huge feet threatening the people from above, 


1 r "ii n rl o 


NEWSCASTER V. 0. 
Seek^underground shelter immediately. 
Stay off the streets! 


People running, screaming. Godzilla's feet are after them. 
The refugees are chased by Godzilla. 

Godzilla advancing westward through city. 


83 YURAKUCHO. TOKYO 

Godzilla reaches the heart of Tokyo. 
He approaches the Nichigeki Building, 


HELICOPTER NEWSCASTER V. 0. 
From Newschopper One, this is Koji 
Takahashi with an update on 
Godzilla...live from the scene... 


Godzilla casts a heat beam at the approaching helicopter. 
* NEWSCASTER screams. 


The helicopter bursts into flame, falls to the highway 
jammed with cars, explodes. 

The cars explode one after another - a stream of fire 
runs fast along the highway. 

As godzilla's foot crushes the highway, he loses balance and 
bumps into Nichigeki Building. 

A bullet train comes running. Godzilla makes a sudden 
appearance from behind Nichigeki Building. 

The motorman of the train is taken aback. 

TRAIN CONDUCTOR 
(braking) 

Holy shi... Ahhh! 

The passengers fall. 

Godzilla reaches for the train at his feet. 

He picks up the train. 

The passengers scream, as Godzilla's dark figure is seen 
Godzilla roars. 



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84 NICHIGEKI BUILDING. YURAEUCHO 

Godzilla’s figure is reflected on the glassy wall of 
the building. He advances, discarding the bullet train, 
crushing the elevated railroad. 

85 PENTAGON - NAT. MILITARY COMM. CENTER 

Godzilla s destruction of Tokyo looms ahead on the screens. 
General Goodhue, Colonel Raschen, and Major McDonough 
look on in shocked awe as Godzilla wreaks havoc far away 
in Japan. For Martin, the situation is much closer. 

COLONEL RASCHEN 

My God... 

major McDonough 

That's quite an urban renewal program 
they got goin* over there. 

Martin is visibly offended. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

Stand by to send in as many Medical units 
as we can muster...and tell the Japanese 
that we'll give them all the strategic 
support they need... 

MARTIN 

(interrupting) 

Sending more troops in now is only going 
to antagonize him further and endanger 
more lives. Gentlemen, he's not just 
wandering aimlessly in the city destroying 
everything in his path. He's there 
because he has a purpose.•.force is not 
the answer. We need to know much more 
about him...and unfortunately, it may 
already be too late. 

86 HIGH BUILDING 

A Toto Press helicopter lands on the building. 

Maki alights - the helicopter buzzes away. 

87 HAYASHIDA BIOSCIENCE INSTITUTE 

Hayashida and Naoko eagerly making the pattern. Maki enters. 
Newscast on the television plays under dialogue. 


CONT’d 



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87 Cont’d, 




CIVIL DEFENSE NEWSCASTER 
All civilians still in the 
area are urged to stay off 
boulevards, seek immediate 
designated underground shel 
Safety provisions and emerg 
jratyjns will be provided, 
any circumstances^attempt t 
danger zone. Stay undergro 

| at T uc.fcurea -' made uf" dens e r juafeii als, 
lazardous radiation levels may affect 
up to a two-mile radius ofkactual battle 
zone. A v oi d ,. {Lrink a iv g— tap Tinafci . 

Water sources may be contaminated. 




V. 0. 
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und, or within 


MAKI 

Professor, what can I do to help? 
HATASHIDA 

Uh...bring me that data from the table 
over there. 


He hands the data to Hayashida, watches TV. 
TV - Godzilla advancing. 

88 STREET 


Godzilla still advancing. Helicopters buzzing above. 

89 PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE - DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 

OPERATOR 

He's passing right above the bunker. 

The room shakes violently. 

Mitamura and other ministers look up at the squeaking 
ceiling. They all stand in fear, pale, speechless. 

90 COMMAND, CAR AT SHINcfUKU . 

The car is waiting for orders, communicating. 


COMMANDER 

Mobile command to Headquarters. Over 


CONT’d 



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90 


Cont'd * 


OPERATOR V. 0. 

This is Headquarters. Over. 







COMMANDER 

e luring operation 




£T5 


MAN ON 1ST CAR V. 0. 

Standing by for instructions... 

(on camera) _ 

Ready to deploy on your command! 

COMMANDER 

Units One and Two, proceed south. 

Get him to follow you. 

MAN ON 1ST CAR 
Unit One, roger. 


V 



MAN ON 2ND CAR 
Unit Two, roger. 


The cars equipped with beam guns run the street. 
Godzilla appears from behind buildings. 

91 HIGH BUILDING - RESTAURANT - KITCHEN 


5 . 


A loafer is taking food from a big refrigerator singing 
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. 

LOAFER 

That oughta hold me. 

He holds some food in his arm and pulls a cart laden with 
dishes. 


LOAFER 

Not a soul in sight. Just love Tokyo 
in August. Welcome, Godzilla! 

92 STREET NEAR THE HIGH BUILDING 

Godzilla invading. The laser equipped cars run to 
each post., passing Godzilla's feet. 

94 HIGH BUILDING - RESTAURANT 


Dishes of good food on the table. The loafer pours brandy. 


CONT’d. 



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94 Cont’d. 


LOAFER 

One for me...and...one for me. 

(sips) 

Waiter, take this away! The service here 
stinks. Waiter, waiter, where the hell 
are you? 

He stands up, looks away at the window. 

The huge face of Godzilla is just outside the window. 
He roars. 

The loafer drops to the floor on the butt. 

LOAFER 

Don't act like a big shot, hick! 

•You just got to town. If you wanna 
hang around with me you need to learn 
some manners. 

95 HAYASHIDA BIOSCIENCE INSTITUTE 

Hayashida and Naoko in front of the supersonic—wave 
transmitter. 


HAYASHIDA 
Frequency one. 

NAOKO 

Check. 

Godzilla appears beyond the window in front of Hayashida, 
stops with his back to Hayashida. 

NAOKO 

It worked. They got him here. 

HAYASHIDA V. 0. 

Switch on. 

Hayashida switches on his device. No change on Godzilla. 
Maki holds the nozzle of the emitter toward Godzilla. 

The indicator of the gauge swings to maximum. 

Naoko and Hayashida watching. 

NAOKO V. 0. 

Come on. 

The oscillographic wave intensified. 

Hayashida gazes at Godzilla. 

Suddenly Godzilla turns to CAMERA, blinks his eyes as if 
trying to listen to something. 

Hayashida stands up. 



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96 NEAR THE HIGH BUILDING 

Laser beam to guide Godzilla to a designated place hits 
Godzilla. 

Godzilla reacts sharply, twists his huge body to turn. 

His tail hits the high building. 

97 HAYASHIDA BIOSCIENCE INSTITUTE 

A tremendous shock attacks — Naoko falls screaming. 

The ceiling crumbles; shelves fall. 

MAKI 

Look out. 

Maki shields Naoko with himself. 

Hayashida opens the door. 

HAYASHIDA 

Hurry up! 

NAOKO 

Coming. 

The three come to the elevator hall. Thenanother shock. 
Naoko falls; Maki runs to her. 

MAKI 

Naoko, are you okay? 

HAYASHIDA 

Quickly, to the roof. 

Hayashida tries to operate the elevator, in vain. 

HAYASHIDA 

Oh my God! The elevator's broken. 

NAOKO 

It is? 

HAYASHIDA 

Quick, the stairs. 

MAKI 

Let's go! 

Naoko staggers, supported by Maki, to follow Hayashida. 

HAYASHIDA V. 0. 

Hurry, hurry...we'11 miss the chopper. 



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99 EXIT TO ROOF 


Hayashida comes followed by Maki and Naoko. 

The shutter is closed. Hayashida tries the shutter - 
it will not open. Maki shouts in to the interphone. 

MAKI 

Hello! Is anyone there? 

Hayashida looks out at Godzilla through the window, then 
returns to Maki. 


HAYASHIDA 

There's no one there... they've all 
evacuated. 

MAKI 

What now? 

Maki gets an idea, runs away. 

100 FIRE ESCAPE 

Maki runs down the stairs. 

MAKI 

Wait! 

101 STREET 


The lasers fire at Godzilla. 

Streaks of laser beams hit the monster. Each time he moves 
part of the city is destroyed. 

102 OMIT 


103 PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE - DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 
Godzilla on screen. 

Two technical operators can be seen monitoring and 
coordinating activities seen on the screens. 

Their voices run simultaneously and independent of each 
other under the following scene. 


1ST OPERATOR 
(location coordinates) 
...he's stopped at the 
corner of Yamauchi and 
Kurihara. Alert the 
armored units. We'll 
move in around the 
perimeter. 


2ND OPERATOR 
(camera direction) 
...scan left and center 
him up. That's good... 
hold it right there and 
stand by. He's in 
position. 


CONT’d 



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103 Cont’d. 


\ 


1ST OPERATOR 
(continued) 

Prepare for deployment of 
Instruct your men to stay 
of target area. 


well clear 


TAKEGAMI V. 0. 

Has the 


(on camera) 
S-R-X launched? 


KAKURAI 

It just took off. 

104 SKY ABOVE TOKYO 


The S-R-X in flight. 

FADE IN: Simultaneous voices filling the air of the cabin. 


V. 0. # 1 

Thermal shielding...36 degrees... 
running inversion curve...heat 
detector framing...north by northeast 
electrode fasteners...beta scan 4... 
alpha scan - negative 7 point 5... 
delta scan 003. 

y . 0 . # 2 

Elevate gamma axis thrusters... regulate 
pressurization...confirm coordinates 
signal for vertical lift... .rotate horizontal 
tracking...power coefficients...4.889 
units...1082 meters... pressure locking. 

V. 0. # 3 

(as though in answer) 

2 5 8 3 9 point 1 0 (zero) 3 8 5 7 3...3 
0 point 00463211452778437 
...0678537 over 45668 point 2 


105 STREET 


Godzilla advancing, driven by laser beams. 

Godzilla is driven to an opening among high buildings. 

106 HIGH BUILDING - EXIT TO ROOF 


Maki runs up the stairs, a bar in hand. 


Here, 

Hayashida helps 


MAKI 

try and lift it. 

him try to pry the shutter open. 



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107 HIGH BUILDING 


Godzilla is stopped by the laser beams. 

The S-R-X appears from behind buildings. 

108 S-R-X COCKPIT 

Equipped with latest—models of electronic devices. 

Godzilla is seen through the cockpit window. 

AKIYAMA V. 0. 

Come around 20 degrees. 

COPILOT V. 0. 

Coming around. 

We are in position. 

AKIYAMA V. 0. 

Thermal shielding up. 

COMMANDER AKIYAMA watching Godzilla in the monitor. 

COPILOT V. 0. / 

Cadmium missiles (on camera) ready for launch. 
Flares standing by. 

AKIYAMA 

Roger. Fire your flares! 

COPILOT 

Fire! 

He presses a button. 

109 STREET WITH HIGH BUILDINGS 

A flare bomb is shot — a parachute opens — it slowly comes 
down shining brilliantly. 

Godzilla looks up, opens his mouth wide in anger. 

110 S-R-X COCKPIT 


Godzilla's mouth on monitor — crosshairs zero in. 

* AKIYAMA V. 0. 

Eleva&M»g launch module. On my signal... 
three...two...one... 

AKIYAMA 

Fire Cadmium missiles now! 

COPILOT 

Fire! 


He presses a button. 



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111 STREET WITH HIGH BUILDINGS 

Cadmium bombs are shot from the S-R-X. 

As they hit Godzilla's mouth, the monster closes it. 

The cadmium capsules are crushed in his mouth - 
Godzilla drinks the liquid, though a little portion of it 
escapes out of the mouth. 

COPILOT 

Fire! 

Godzilla on monitor - more bombs hit his mouth — 

Godzilla closes his mouth. 

AKIYAMA 

Fire flares! 

Flare bombs fly up in the sky of night. 

MONITOR - Godzilla opens his mouth. 

COPILOT 

Fire! 

Cadmium bombs are shot, hit Godzilla. 

COPILOT V. 0. 

Direct hit! 

AKIYAMA V. 0. 

Maintain position. 

Godzilla moves slow now. 

112 HIGH BUILDING - EXIT TO ROOF 
Hayashida watches from window. 

113 STREET WITH HIGH BUILDINGS 

Godzilla staggers, leans on Sumitomo Building. 

He scrapes part of the wall, then falls immobile. / 

114 S-R-X COCKPIT 


Godzilla stays immobile at the foot of the building. 
Akiyama and the copilots are in rejoice. 

COPILOT 

We did it! 

Congratulations! 


Well done! 


AKIYAMA 



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115 DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 

Mitamura watching the screen, relieved, speechless. 
Murmuring can be heard in background. 

116 PENTAGON - NAT. MILITARY COMM. CENTER 

McDonough turns from large screens with Godzilla's lifeless 
form resting amidst the ruins. 

MAJOR MCDONOUGH 
The only problem left now 
is cleaning up the mess. 

MARTIN 

What makes you all so sure that 
Godzilla is dead? 

major McDonough 

Just look at the big screen...it tells 
the whole story. Wonder Lizard is 
down for the count. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

With all due respect Mr. Martin, 

I'm inclined to agree with the 
Major here. It does look like the 
the crisis is over.. 

STEVE MARTIN 
(reflecting) 

* Yes, it certainly does look 

that way, doesn't it. 

Martin stares intently at the screen. The CAMERA PANS 
down to reveal his hand. He is rolling the ivory talisman 
slowly between his fingers. 

** END OF REEL 5 ** 

117 OUTER SPACE 

Missile on the Soviet nuclear satellite begins to move. 

118 SOVIET FREIGHTER IN TOKYO BAY - COMMUNICATIONS ROOM 
Kasirin's body lies on the floor. 

119 OUTER SPACE 


The missile is shot from the satellite 
It flies away on its orbit. 


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120 PENTAGON WAR-ROOM 

A red phone rings, Raschen picks up. He turns to the group. 

PUSH IN: on Raschen in barely contained horror. 

COLONEL RASCHEN 
General Goodhue... 

We've got a Russian launch condition... 

...from an orbiting satellite. 

major McDonough 

But that violates the U. N. Space 
Treaty... 

Men scatter to posts. An alarm goes off. McDonough rushes 
to a monitor. General Goodhue is contemplative, as though 
playing chess. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

Stand by to go to Def-Con 3... 

Major, work up an intercept scenario... 

Colonel, I want confirmation from 
NORAD. Let's not start 'World 
War III over a computer glitch. 

ANOTHER ANGLE: Steve Martin, still very much in evidence. 

MARTIN 
(to himself) 

A nuclear blast. 

121 PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE - DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 
Emori approaches Mitamura. 


EMORI 

Sir, the Soviet Envoy just sent an 
emergency message. A Soviet nuclear 
missile was launched...accidently from 
a satellite in outer space. 

Mitamura is startled. 


EMORI 

It is set to explode on Tokyo in 
30 minutes. 

(off camera) 

A blast 50 times that of Hiroshima! 
MITAMURA 

Thirty minutes... 


CONT'd 



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121 Cont'd. 


t 


MOHRI 

How could this happen? 


EMORI 

The missile c ontr ol was concealed... 
on a Soviet ^gpfT^in Tokyo Bay. The ship 
was destroyed by Godzilla, and the ..control 
was automatically triggered. 




MOHRI 

It violates every treaty. 


TAKEGAMI 

This is war! 

Unless they explode the bomb in outer space. 
There must be a way they can do that! 


EMORI 

It’s too late...the targets can't be changed! 

MITAMURA 
(stands up) 

Emori... 


Yes? 


EMORI 


MITAMURA 

Call the Americans. Maybe they can 
shoot it down. 


EMORI 

Yes, sir! 

122 HIGH BUILDING - EXIT TO ROOF 

Hayashida and Naoko watching Godzilla, amazed. 

NAOKO 

Professor! Godzilla's dead. 

HAYASHIDA 

No... 

(off camera) 

It can’t die so easily. 

We need to get to Mt. 

(on camera) 

Mihara immediately. 

Suddenly a siren sounds, followed by the voice on 
public addressing system. 


CONT'd 



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122 Cont'd. 


; —.. . CIVIL DEFENSE V. 0. 

Attention all personnel! Nuclear 
attack warning. Condition Red! 

Detonation 25 minutes. 

Take eatra a g me emergency precautions. 

Attention all personnel! Nuclear 
attack warning. Condition Red! (etc.) 

Hayashida and Naoko exchange glances with Maki who has 
returned. 


MAKI 

Professor... 

123 DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 

Mitamura and the others watch the screen. 

The image of Godzilla is replaced by a picture of computer 
graphic. 


OPERATOR 

Gentleman, this is the trajectory of the 
Soviet missile. It was launched 
200 kilometers above the Gulf of Mexico 
and will enter the atmosphere somewhere 
over the Hawaiian Islands<v,Aitburst^ fly¬ 


over Tokyo 


in 24T~minu 

124 PENTAGON - NAT. MILITARY COMM. CENTER 


General Goodhue using a speaker phone. 

EMORI V. 0. 

...we understand that you can make 
no guarantees...but we pray that 
you are successful. 

GENERAL GOODHUE 

Mr. Foreign Minister, we've never used 
an offensive missile to intercept an 
incoming missile but we'll give it 
our best...and siT...good luck, 
(hanging up phone) 

Colonel, get me Kadena Missile Base. 

STEVE MARTIN 
(to himself) 

General, I hope you succeed, but no 
matter what happens... 

Godzilla will live again. 



125 


DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 
Emori enters room. 


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EMORI V. 0. 

(working way across room) 

Sir...the... 

. (on camera) 

Americans have been tracking the missile 
since launch. They’ll try their best. 

126 KADENA U.S. AIR FORCE BASE. OKINAWA 


Firing key is inserted and turned. 

An anti-missile missile is shot from the launcher. 
It climbs up straight. 


127 DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 


-SW""- OPERATOR 
Sir, Kitana reports launch! 


The missile is indicated as a shining spot on the screen. 
Another shining spot which is for the nuclear missile is 
still far, and their directions are different. 


OPERATOR 

American missile closing in for 
stratospheric detonation in six 
minutes. 


Mitamura and the others look worried. 
128 HIGH BUILDING 


Maki tries to cut open the shutter. 

Naoko is watching. 

Suddenly the drill's edge breaks, and hurts Maki’s arm. 
Naoko utters a cry. 

Blood streams from between his fingers that hold his upper 
arm. 


HAYASHIDA 

You okay? 

MAKI 

Uh-huh...I'm okay. 

Naoko applies a bandage with her handkerchief. 

Maki and Naoko exchange glances. 

Suddenly they hear a helicopter buzzing. They stand up, 
cross to window where Hayashida is looking out. 



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129 DEFENSE CORPS HELICOPTER IN FLIGHT 

TEKA, a technical officer, and Ken are aboard. 

The helicopter appears from behind the building. 

KEN 

Teka! There they are! 

At a window on the top floor are Hayashida, Naoko and Maki, 
waving their hands. 

130 HIGH BUILDING - EXIT TO ROOF 

Maki and the others waving. They find Ken on the 
helicopter. 

MAKI 

It's your brother! 

NAOKO 

Here we are! Here we are! 

Teka opens the door, aims a peculiar launcher at the window. 
The helicopter is hovering in front of the window. 

131 HELICOPTER 

Teka shoots a sucker. 

132 HIGH BUILDING - EXIT TO ROOF 

HELICOPTER PILOT V. 0. 

Get back. Stand away from the window. 

The sucker catches the windowpane - Ken gestures at 
the people by the window to step back. 

Hayashida and the others step back. Ken gestures more. 
Hayashida and the others understand, take shelter. 

Teka hits the detonator. 

133 HIGH BUILDING 

An explosion - the glasspane destroyed. 

HELICOPTER PILOT V. 0. 

We're gonna try to take you out on a 
life line. 

Hayashida and the others approaching the window. 

134 HELICOPTER 


Ken wears a harness and swings to the building on a rope. 

CONT'd. 



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132 Cont'd. J U - r " ( V- ( 

Ad. lib* lines: 

KEN 

Grab my hand! 

MAKI 

Swing yourself over! 

NAOKO 

Pull him in! 

135 HIGH BUILDING 

Maki and others catch Ken who has reached the window. 

NAOKO 

Kenny! 

KEN 

Naoko! 

MAKI 

Is the missile still coming? 

KEN 

The Americans fired a counter-missile. 
They're trying to blow it up. 

c 

HAYASHIDA 

* (reassuring Naoko) 

That's good! It should work. 

KEN 

The turbulence is bad. Hurry! 

HAYASHIDA 

Naoko! Go! 

NAOKO 

You first! 

(off camera) 

I'll get the gear. 

MAKI 

Get ready! 

KEN 

Come on. 


Ken puts the harness on Hayashida. 


CONT'd 



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135 Cont'd. 


NAOKO 

Professor. 

She holds out the case containing the pattern box 
to Hayashida. 

But before he can take it, suddenly his body is lifted and 
pulled out of the window. Hayashida screams. 

Naoko screams. 

MAKI 

Professor! Are you all right? 

HAYASHIDA 

I’m okay. 

Possible ad. lib. lines: 


MAKI 

Push off! 

Swing clear! 

The three watch him in anxiety. 

Hayashida safely reaches the helicopter. 

The rope comes down again. 

HELICOPTER PILOT V. 0. 

The turbulence is increasing we can't 
hold our position. Hurry! 

MAKI 

Naoko. 

NAOKO 

Kenny. It's too heavy. You take it! 
Go ahead! 

MAKI 

Hurry Ken, go! 

She hands him the case containing the pattern. 

HELICOPTER PILOT V. 0. 

We’re pulling out. 

You've got to come now. 

Ken wears the harness again. 

Naoko watches her brother. 


CONT’d 



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135 Cont'd. 

Ken is hanging, pulled up toward the helicopter. 
Hayashida watches Ken, concerned. 

The helicopter comes down in a bad air stream. 

Ken goes down swinging on the rope. 

Ken is hit hard against the wall of the building. 

Ken screams. 

Naoko screams, clings to Maki. 

MAKI 

Are you all right? 

Ken *s face twists in pain, as he holds the window frame. 
As the wind blows on the helicopter, Ken is tugged away 
from the window. 

Ken screams. 

Hayashida and others watch him helplessly. 

HELICOPTER PILOT (V. 0.) 

Make your way to the street. We'll send 
another chopper, to <>// „ ,//: 

Ken is pulled up. 

Naoko watches him go up. 

Ken is tacked in the helicopter - door closes - 
Maki and Naoko watch the helicopter go, speechless. 

* OPTIONAL 


HELICOPTER PILOT V. 0. 

Rescue One to base. We've got the 
professor. We’re on our way. 

136 STRATOSPHERE 

The nuclear missile entering the stratosphere. 

137 DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 

Mitamura and other ministers watching the screen. 
Isomura approaches. 


ISOMURA 

Sir...the professor has been evacuated. 
OPERATOR 

Two minutes to impact. 

SCREEN - The shining spot for the counter-missile is 
moving toward the target. 



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* ^ . /Tv 

* *' J * ’ 

138 PENTAGON - NAT. MILITARY COMM. CENTER 

Silhouette of a line of men in front of screens. 
Camera rests on Steve Martin. 

OPERATOR V. 0. 

Forty...thirty-five...thirty... (to :20) 

139 DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 

OPERATOR V. 0. 

Twenty...nineteen...eighteen (to :00) 
Mitamura wordlessly watching. 

140 STRATOSPHERE 


The nuclear missile and the counter missile approach each 
other. 

The counter missile flashes. 

The nuclear missile flies into the light. 

An explosion. 

1*1 PENTAGON - NAT. MILITARY COMM, CENTER 

Americans react jubilantly. Ad. lib. congratulations. 

142 DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS * NOTE: Trim explosion. 

OPERATOR 

Direct hit I 
Mitamura is relieved. 

143 STRATOSPHERE 

The nuclear explosion produces a big fireball. 

It changes gradually. In the end it looks like an aurora. 

144 PENTAGON - NAT. MILITARY COMM. CENTER 

Everyone is mesmerized by the sky. McDonough notices Martin • 
looking somewhat concerned. He moves toward the civilian. 

major McDonough 

* (patronizing) 

Mr. Martin sir, in case you're wondering 
what's happening, this is the natural 
aftermath of a stratospheric nuclear 
(nucular) blast. Absolutely harmless... 

Martin interrupts. 


CONT’d 


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144 Cont'd. 

* MARTIN 

...yes, it's called an electro magnetic 
pulse. I witnessed the phenomenon 
first hand in 1962 when a high 
atmosphere test shut down transmissions 
across a seven-thousand-mile perimeter 
from Australia to California for 40 
minutes. Thank you, Major. 

145 STREET WITH HIGH BUILDINGS 


The red sky with an aurora. 

V^c 


_ IGBILOT V. 0. 

We've blown aN powe r generator, 

We're losing poweFT^— 

The rotors of the 5-R-X slow down. 

The copilot shouts - Akiyama checks the gauge. 


We' 


, x COPILOT 

rotors shut down! 


SUB-LEADER 

Sir, the propulsion system failed. 


AKIYAMA 

Take her down gently. 

COPILOT 

<-. £ Yes , £lr=f- 


The S-R-X loses its lifting power, goes down, lands. 
146 HAYASHIDA BIOSCIENCE INSTITUTE 


Maki and Naoko stand by the window. 

The sky has turned red. Godzilla still remains immobile. 

147 UNUSUAL RED SKY 

The ominous red is gradually replaced by dark clouds. 

. Lightning and thunder follow. 

148 STREET WITH HIGH BUILDINGS 

Godzilla still unconscious. 

Lightning hits Godzilla again and again. 

Godzilla's body is strengthened by electricity. 

Godzilla opens his eyes. His mouth begins to stir. 

His muscles heave. Lightning reflects on his eyes. 
Finally he rears, roars, starts away walking. 




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149 HIGH BUILDING - STAIRS 
Godzilla roaring, resumes. 

Maki urges Naoko to get out of the building. They exit. 

150 STREET WITH HIGH BUILDINGS 

The S—R-X on the ground. 

Godzilla is approaching. 

151 S-R-X COCKPIT 


The crew members repairing the craft. 

SUB-LEADER 
Thruster status? 

COPILOT 

Okay. 

SUB-LEADER 
Good. Lift offt 

S', { COPILOT 1 1 

EoLy- > S'hp t-L Godzilla' s^alive! 
Let's get out of here!^ 

AKIYAMA 

Emergency power jets! 

(into intercom) 

Take off! 


152 STREET WITH HIGH BUILDING 


S-R-X lifting off - it hides behind the Keio Plaza Hotel. 
Godzilla finds it, spits a heat ray at the building. 

The hotel is pierced by the heat ray. 

The S-R-X behind the building remains in tact. 

All weapons on the battlecraft fire at the approaching 
supermonster. 


153 DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 

’ f'A ■ \ • OPERATOR 

Godzilla's alive! He's chasing 
the~3-R-X. s >■> 

f ^ v 

154 OMIT 







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155 STREET WITH HIGH BUILDING 

Godzilla throws himself at the the building. The wall 
crumbles. The S-R-X continues its futile attack on 
Godzilla, flying from one building to another. 

Godzilla seems furious. 

156 HIGH BUILDING 

» Maki and Naoko descending the stairs to get out of the 
building. 

157 STREET WITH HIGH BUILDINGS 

Godzilla spits his heat ray at the Century-Hyatt Hotel. 

The wall of the building gives way. 

158 HIGH BUILDING - STAIRS 

A tremendous shock - Maki and Naoko fall. Naoko screams. 
After the building stops shaking, Maki helps Naoko go 
down the stairs. Then they freeze. The stairs are out. 
Stairs and hallway are gone - a huge cave has been made. 

A few flights of stairs have been destroyed by Godzilla. 

** END OF REEL 6 ** 

159 MT. MIHARA - CENTRAL VOLCANIC CONE . . 

An antennae installed by the crater. 

The helicopter is pulling up. 

HELICOPTER PILOT V. 0. 

Rescue One to Mt. Mihara Base Station. 

BASE OPERATOR V. 0. 

Mt. Mihara Base Station... 

Go ahead Rescue One. 

HELICOPTER PILOT V. 0. 

We're coming in. 

BASE OPERATOR V. 0. 

All systems go. Standing by for 
arrival of professor and crew. 

Helicopter lands. 

Continuous preparation noise and voice overs run the length 
of sequence. Ad. lib. simultaneous, multi-layered voices, 
mostly over loud speaker. 


CONT'd. 



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159 Cont’d. 

V. 0. 

Verify all camera positions. 

Stand by for video level check. 
Seisraographic crew check your final 
instrument readings and clear to your 
safe zones. 

LOUD SPEAKER V. 0. 

Professor Hayashida. Professor Hayashida 
...report to the control bunker. 

Hayashida and Ken alight, run to the antennae. 

V. 0. 

All non-essential military personnel 
report to your preassigned safety 
bunkers. 

Red Team personnel take your positions. 
Reconfirm audio levels. 

Hayashida sets the Pattern Box. 

V. 0* 

Decontam. Unit advise all positions. 

Dr. Minami report to the control bunker. . 
Blue Team...we need your radiation 
readings. 

Med-e-vac personnel, confirm your status. 
This is final clearance for all military 
vehicles. Clear all vehicles from 
staging area. 

160 NEAR HIGH BUILDING 


The battle between Godzilla and the S—R—X continues. 
Godzilla's heat ray h.its a gas tank, which explodes. 

The S-R-X flying above the sea of fire. 

161 HIGH BUILDING - STAIRS 

Maki dangles a fire hose, calls the loafer who happens to 
pass through on the lower floor. 

MAKI 

Hey! Hey, you! 

Grab that hose, and hold onto it for me! 

The loafer looks back up at Maki. 

LOAFER 

What?...all right. 


CONT'd 



161 Cont’d 


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MAKI 

(encouraging Naoko) 

Come on! 


No! 


NAOKO 


MAKI 

We’ve gotta go! Just don't look down. 

Come on! 

Naoko and Maki start down hanging from the fire rope. 

162 STREET WITH HIGH BUILDINGS 

Godzilla spits his heat ray at the S-R-X. 

COPILOT V. 0. 

We've lost the transformers! 

We're reading 240 degrees and climbing. 

Sparks fly in the S-R-X cockpit. 

A crewmember screams. 

SUB-LEADER 

I don't know if the thermal shielding 
can take the heat. 

163 HIGH BUILDING - STAIRS 


Naoko looks out. 

One of Godzilla's feet is seen through a hole in the wall. 
Naoko closes her eyes in fear. 

Naoko and Maki resume descending. 

164 STREET WITH HIGH BUILDINGS 

S-R-X scathed by Godzilla's breath. 

COPILOT V. 0. 

257 degrees and climbing. 

SUB-LEADER V. 0. 

He's still coming! 

AKIYAMA V. 0. 

Let's get out of range. 

The S—R—X retreats, lands again. 

COPILOT V. 0. 

We're losing cabin pressurization. 

CONT'd. 



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164 Cont'd. 

AKIYAMA V. 0. 

(continuous) 
Pressurization... 
Power... 

Circuit temperature 


VARIOUS CREW V. 0. 
(in answer) 
Point 005 and falling 
Non-existent! 

(no answer) 


AKIYAMA 

Yujiro, where are you? 

SUB-LEADER V. 0. 
He's been hit! 


Sparks fly in cabin. 

AKIYAMA V. 0. 

Gamma axis thrusters 
Vertical lift... 
Pressurization... 
Alpha scan... 


VARIOUS CREW.V. 0 
Out! 

Gone! 

At zero!. 
Non-existent! 


Godzilla throws himself at the Sumitomo building. 
The building slowly tilts, then falls on the S-R-X 
shaking the ground. 


AKIYAMA V. 0. 
Get us out of here! 


165 EXT. HIGH BUILDING - ENTRANCE 


Maki, Naoko and the loafer emerge from the high building 
in the debris. Godzilla is near, roaring. 

LOAFER 

Damn you! You played possom! 


Run! 


MAKI 


Maki and Naoko run; the loafer hesitates. 

Naoko utters a cry and falls - Maki helps her up. 


LOAFER 

Are you all right? 

Maki and Naoko run away - the loafer watches them go. 

LOAFER 

Run for your lives! 

Let's do lunch! 

He finds a deserted bag, picks it up. 


CONT'd 



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165 Cont’d. 

LOAFER 

Oh...and maybe dinner. 

166 DEBRIS 

The loafer runs, Godzilla soaring behind him. He falls. 

•/- LOAFER 

Get out of my face...you big green bag 
v \ ■ of slime! 

i. ' r Back off! ...mister. 

Vv. . - ' r 

-v V 

Godzilla roars. The loafer screams as Godzilla steps on him. 
* INSERT: CLOSE-UP of Timex watch still running. 

.167 MT. MIHARA - CENTRAL VOLCANIC CONE 

Hayashida and Ken beside the supersonic wave emitter. 

HAYASHIDA V. 0. 

Stand by for attenuator check. 

...full power! 

The indicator of the gauge shows that the supersonic wave 
is intensified to the maximum. 

168 DEBRIS 

The city is a sea of fire. Maki and Naoko run desperately 
through the burning street. 

Godzilla is approaching. A mountain of debris blocks them. 

MAKI 

Here! 

They hide behind a destroyed building. 

One of Godzilla’s feet threatens them. 

Naoko screams. 

Suddenly Godzilla stops. 

Maki and Naoko look up. 

169 MT. MIHARA - CENTRAL VOLCANIC CONE 
Hayashida is silent. 

170 DEBRIS 


Maki and Naoko watching Godzilla who is standing still. 
He looks as if he’s listening to something. 

Suddenly he turns away. 


CONT'd 



170 Cont’d 


Maki and Naoko stand up, watch Godzilla go away. 

NA0K0 

The Professor made it! 

It’s working ... 11's really working! 

MAKI 

» I have to go, t« - o » 

Naoko looks up at him. 


MAKI 


Come with me. 
171 DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 


r ^ERfTOR 

rirf—^eireuTrB~-^p«n. . Godzilla*^, \'> 
Mitamura and others watching the screen. 


_ ‘\CxOcv \’ _ 

Po'wex”S"TDn~;—crrrctrrtrs-^o^e n , 
headed for Oshima Island. 


172 OCEAN 


Godzilla crossing the ocean. 









174 MT. MIHARA - CENTRAL VOLCANIC CONE 


No human figures. The parabola is left by the crater, 
emitting the powerful superson’ic wave. 

Continuous rumble and ad. lib. voice over, no loud speake 

V. 0. 

Support vehicles take your positions. 

Essential personnel report to your stations. 
Give me full audio...full video. 

Stand by. 

Standing by. 

We have a sonar reading. 

Positive siting...a positive siting. 

E. T. A* on. minute and counting. 

Med-e-vac... stand by... 

Check. 


CONT'd 



174 Cont’d 


RADIO V. 0. 

Beach Recon. to Control... 

We have a positive visual siting. 

He's out of the water... 

He’s on his way. 

OFFICER l x /.j i Ok ' /<. ^ / < (■. •{<■-*) 

Professor, Godzilla i-s e- n hi - s ^way. .J 

LOUDSPEAKER V. .0. 

Secure all safety bunkers. 

This is not a drill!! 

We have an active condition! 

Repeat...This is not a drill! 

We have an active condition! 

Remote-control cameras are strategically installed. 

175 RIDGE AROUND THE CRATER 


Godzilla's head appears beyond the the ridge. 
Hayashida and Ken watch the monitor. 

V. 0. 

Video...stand by... 

Check. 

Audio... stand by... 

Check. 

Computer systems up full... 

Check. 

Red Team? ...in position. 

Blue Team? ...in position. 
Seismographic... 

Check. 

De-contara.. 

Check. 

MONITOR - gOdzilla moving near the crater. 
Hayashida silently watching. 

176 CENTRAL VOLCANIC CONE 


Godzilla comes to the crater, 
molten lava bubbling in the crater. 

Godzilla hesitates, looks at the antennae on the other 
side of the crater. Godzilla resumes advancing. 

177 BASE ON RIDGE 


Hayashida and Ken watch Godzilla on monitor. 

The wall of the crater under Godzilla's feet crumbles 
Godzilla falls to the sledge halfway down the slope. 
Godzilla roars over the crater. 



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178 PENTAGON - NAT. MILITARY COMM. CENTER 
Godzilla at the crater on the screen. 

Individual reactions of the General, the Colonel, the Major, 
and finally Martin. 

179 BASE ON RIDGE 

Hayashida places a hand on Ken's shoulder. 

HAYASHIDA V. 0. 

(on cut away of Ken) 

Bo it! 

Ken nods, opens the lid of the crater. 

Countless bombs set around the crater. 

Ken presses the switch. 

The bombs explode one after another. 

180 CENTRAL VOLCANIC CONE 

Godzilla is amid the series of explosions. 

Black smoke rises from the summit. 

181 DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS 

SCREEN - The last of Godzilla. 

Mitamura and other ministers watching. 

Godzilla roars - more keen and sorrowful than before. 

Mitamura watches, impressed. 

182 PENTAGON - NAT. MILITARY COMM. CENTER 

American in similar formation and mood. PUSH IN on Martin. 

183 MT. MIHARA 

Godzilla falling into the crater, sinking into the boiling lava. 
Hayashida and Ken watching monitor. The eruption begins. 

184 INT. T0T0 PRESS HELICOPTER IN FLIGHT 
Maki and Naoko aboard. 

They watch the violent, yet beautiful, eruption. 

They look at each other. 

185 MT. MIHARA 


Hayashida is silent watching the summit. 
The fierce eruption at the summit. 



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186 PENTAGON - NAT. MILITARY COMM. CENTER 

* CLOSE UP: Martin on camera. DOLLY BACK. Martin, seated, 
rises from his chair. 

STEVE MARTIN V. 0. 

In the modern age... 

...in a world of innocence lost. 

Godzilla is a warning, a nightmare... 
escaped for a brief moment into 
the land of the living. 

A reminder that the reckless ambitions 
of men...are often dwarfed by the 
dangerous consequences... 

...and now*..he's been summoned 
back to the earth, to slumber again... 

Vhether he returns...remains for 
future generations to decide...for 
themselves. 

187 MT. MIHARA 


Volcano splashing fiery lava in the night. 


CREDIT TITLES ROLL UP: (changes) 

Executive Producer 

Screenplay by 
Based on the Idea of 

Assistant to the Producer 

Director of Photography 

Art Director 

Sound Recordist 

Lighting by 

Music by 

PANAVISION 

DOLBY STEREO 


T0M0YUKI TANAKA 

SHUICHI NAGAHARA 
T0M0YUKI TANAKA 

FUMIO TANAKA 

KA2UTAMI HARA 

AKIRA SAKURAGI 

NOBUYUKI TANAKA 

SHINJU KOJIMA 

REIJIRO KOROKU - 


CONT'd. 



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CREDITS: 


cont *d. 
Starring 


Also Starring 

Special Effects by 
Directed by 


KEIJU KOBAYASHI 
KEN TANAKA 
YASUKO SAWAGUCHI 
SHIN TAKUMA 
EITARO OZAWA 
TAKETOSHI NAITO 
NOBUO KANEKO 
TAKESHI KATO 
MIZUHO SUZUKI 
HIROSHI KOIZUMI 
KUNIO MURAI 
ISAO HASHIMOTO 
KENPACHIRO SATSUMA 
TETSUYA USHIO 
KEI SATO 
TAKENORI EMOTO 
SHINPEI HAYASHIDA 
HIROSHI KAMAYATSU 
TAKERO MORIMOTO 

KOJI ISHIZAKA 
TETSUYA TAKEDA 
YOSUKE NATSUKI 

TERUYOSHI NAKANO 

KOJI HASHIMOTO 


THE END 


** END OF REEL 7 **